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02/14/2019
HARRISBURG – Seeking to prevent a health care crisis in Pennsylvania, physicians, administrators, attorneys and industry professionals told members of the House Majority Policy Committee during a public hearing in Harrisburg today that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court must not change a rule dealing with medical malpractice lawsuits.
02/14/2019
HARRISBURG – House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today thanked Chief Justice Thomas Saylor and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for holding off on its consideration of a proposal to repeal the current rule that prevents venue shopping in medical malpractice cases. The adoption of the proposal would negatively impact access to health care statewide. Their decision came soon after Oberlander concluded a public hearing today.
02/13/2019
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice legal actions in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.
02/11/2019
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.
02/08/2019
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.
02/04/2019
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Butler/Mercer) stood with the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society today calling on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to save our health care.
01/30/2019
HARRISBURG – Faced with a potential crisis threatening Pennsylvanians’ health care, House Republican leaders – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) – today stood with health care providers and called for a public hearing to examine the negative impact that could result from the state court system looking to repeal one of its rules on medical malpractice lawsuits.
01/29/2019
WHAT: Members of the House Republican Leadership Team – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) – will call on the state court system to save health care in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates that kept doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviated a shortage of physicians and specialists.
12/13/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) announced today that he has been appointed by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) to serve, along with nine of his House Republican colleagues, as a deputy Policy Committee chairman on the House Majority Policy Committee for the 2019-20 legislative session.
12/12/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) has been selected as a deputy chairman of the Majority House Policy Committee. The committee examines some of the most critical issues facing Pennsylvania and works to develop sound public policies to address them. Quinn was named to the committee today by Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).
12/11/2018
HARRISBURG – The duties of state Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria) in the 2019-20 session will include serving as deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, according to Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).
12/11/2018
HARRISBURG – The House Majority Policy Committee recently announced that Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) will serve a second term as a deputy chairman for the committee during the 2019-20 legislative session.
12/11/2018
HARRISBURG – For the second consecutive term, state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) has been appointed deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, which is led by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).
12/11/2018
HARRISBURG – The House Majority Policy Committee recently announced that Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) will serve a second term as a deputy chairman for the committee during the 2019-20 legislative session.
12/11/2018
HARRISBURG – Majority Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) has named Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) as a deputy policy chairman for the 2019-20 legislative session.